Freaks is a 1932 American horror film in which the eponymous characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. The original version was considered too shocking to be released, and no longer exists.
Directed and produced by Tod Browning, whose career never recovered from it, Freaks has been described as standing alone in a sub-genre of one
At 16, Browning had left his well-to-do family to join a traveling circus; he drew on his personal experiences for Freaks. Because of his success as the director of Dracula, he was given a considerable leeway for a major studio's first horror film; this and the fact he was working in Pre-Code Hollywood enabled a unique production. In the film, the physically deformed "freaks" are inherently trusting and honorable people, while the real monsters are two of the "normal" members of the circus who conspire to murder one of the performers to obtain his large inheritance.
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On the Rifftrax twitch channel, the "one of us" line from this movie has become a regular meme in the chat channel when people subscribe. I think we'd all love to see the source for this meme riffed!
This could easily give manos a run for its money
The perfect Halloween movie
Is it just me or has this been parodied a lot lately.
The Riffs I love watching over and over again, are the ones that are actually good movies to the core. This is a really good movie that I have already watched multiple times. To add a riff alongside would just be icing on the cake.
Gooble Gobble Gooble Gobble, One of Us, One of Us.
Um this might be too over wrong- there's reasons for things - and when the creep factor is high, it's hard to watch this vet and over again, which is what you'd have to do to put down a decent riff-
I just watched this movie and I'm shocked that Rifftrax or MST3K has not done this movie yet. The amount of strange and wrong is just... Wow.
After multiple searches and a plethora of people just rambling on “Freaks” being public domain or not I have located a few credible sites (and not so credible sites) that the movie is currently in the Public Domain.